Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

The major in Sports Management provides you with a working knowledge of sports from an operational perspective. It enables you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work in sports and fitness-related industries.

You will study courses in:

  • sports marketing
  • sports law
  • sports and society
  • facilities management
  • event planning

Internships are not required, but most students take advantage of these opportunities to gain experience and make contact for future employment. Students majoring in Sports Management are also required to complete a 20-credit minor in Business Administration.

Business and Sports Management

The integrated major in Business and Sports Management enables you to take a large number of credits in business administration and sports management while earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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Strengths of the program

  • Outstanding and flexible internship experiences, including ties with the professional sports community in Portland
  • Close personal attention and mentoring by faculty

Sports Management Minor

A minor in Sports Management is available and requires 20 credit hours. 

An alumna's winning experience

Courtney Rague '11As a sports management major Courtney Rague ’11, worked firsthand with two minor league sports teams that put her on the path to a winning career. In fact, as a result of all of her real-world experience, she is now the Sales Director of Tickets with the Portland Sea Dogs.

“I can’t emphasize enough the importance of getting out into the workforce, creating those relationships, and getting your name out there. I started by contacting professors who I knew would help point me in the right direction. I can’t thank them enough for all the help they gave me, from repeatedly looking over my resume to sitting down with me and giving me ‘real life’ advice.”

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Behind the scenes

Andre Kaherl '10Student interns learn how the world of professional sports operates.

Andrew Kaherl interned with a minor league hockey team and formed the new Sports Management Student Association Club to help students network and get experience in the world of sports. He hopes to someday own a team in the National Hockey League.

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